Initial Stacking Rings 2

Salt Lake City, Friday Jan. 20 – West Elm and Craft Lake City present the February Stacked Ring Workshop with Erica Richardson of Land of Salt. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Feb. 2, at West Elm City Creek from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Erica Richardson, Craft Lake City DIY Festival artisan alumni and lifelong creator, started Land of Salt in 2013. From her humble roots selling prints, Richardson began exploring various methods to create jewelry. Through a great deal of trial and error and after learning how to electroplate and use traditional metalsmithing methods, Richardson began selling jewelry under the moniker Land of Salt. By sourcing materials from local rock shops and destinations in Utah, Land of Salt takes pride in its namesake. In 2015, Richardson realized her dream of opening a brick-and-mortar studio to sell her items as well as promote and sell products from other makers throughout the U.S. Land of Salt and Mineral and Matter is open five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday. Located at 351 W Pierpont Avenue, Suite 1B, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.

“I’m a firm believer that learning new skills, and flexing your creative muscle are instrumental in leading a fulfilling life,” says Richardson. “I can’t wait to share some of the jewelry techniques I have learned over the years and to get your hands dirty!”

For the February Craft Lake City and West Elm workshop, Erica will instruct participants on how to make a custom set of stacking metal rings using an acetylene torch and other metal working techniques.

Craft Lake City hosts monthly workshops at West Elm City Creek, located at 51 S. Main St., Salt Lake City, Utah. This workshop series aims to compel participants of all skill sets to indulge in their creative sides to produce art and stylized home accoutrements.

There is a $30 material fee for this workshop. Pre-registration is required. Register here. Visit craftlakecity.com/workshops or our Facebook for information.

Workshop Attendance Policy: Participants are required to arrive and check in with the Craft Lake City Workshop Coordinator five minutes before the workshop begins, or their spot will be given to a participant on the waitlist. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop begins and check in with our Workshop Coordinator. You will be added to the waitlist to take the place of an absent participants spot, first-come, first-served. Waitlisters are not guaranteed admittance.

About Craft Lake City: We are a 501©3 charitable organization. Our mission is to educate, promote and inspire local artisans while elevating the creative culture of the Utah arts community through science technology and art. In an effort to keep the community active, educated and aware of local DIY culture, Craft Lake City hosts monthly workshops, gallery shows, fundraisers and an annual festival to promote regional spending with independent artisans and businesses. The 2017 DIY Festival will be held at the Gallivan Center, 239 S. Main Street, on Friday, Aug. 11 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 12 from Noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 13 from Noon to 6 p.m.

About West Elm: Since it launched in Brooklyn, NY, in 2002, West Elm has been helping customers express their personal style at home. Their mission is three-fold: 1) offer choice in products and services, helping customers create a home that tells their story, 2) build community with customers, collaborators and associates, connecting like-minded strangers through inspiration, conversation, events and activities, and 3) focus on consciousness and honest business practices in everything they do, from handcrafted and local products to supply chain transparency and sustainability. West Elm has worked with 100+ independent designers. Their limited-edition collaborations help emerging and established artisans and makers reach new market while preserving the integrity of their designs.